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Dunlop in record junior deal with England Squash

Dunlop in record junior deal with England Squash

Nick Matthew backs plan to attract a younger audience By DONNA HELMER (England Squash)   England Squash have announced a record three-year sponsorship with the world’s number one squash brand, Dunlop, which will see the sport’s market leader become the official partner of the England Squash Junior Circuit, including title sponsor of the British Junior [...]

October 23, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

World Squash Day brings the game together like a global village

World Squash Day brings the game together like a global village

Squash is just one big global family By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor World Squash Day brought the sport together like one big global family with some amazing events taking place all over the planet. And nowhere was the idea of family more apparent than at the US Open in Philadelphia, where Egyptians Ali Farag [...]

October 16, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 2

World Squash Day: Growing the game and building new clubs

World Squash Day: Growing the game and building new clubs

British MPs back World Squash Day By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Politicians, national federations, squash stars, coaches and clubs all over the planet are promoting the sport on World Squash Day, which is taking place tomorrow (Saturday October 14). And one national coach has promised that every newcomer to his academy will become “addicted to [...]

October 13, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

East Coast Academy launches graphical history of the game on World Squash Day

East Coast Academy launches graphical history of the game on World Squash Day

Squash’s history in bite-sized chunks By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, October 14th 2017, In celebration of World Squash Day, The East Coast Squash Academy is excited to release the most all- inclusive infographic of squash statistics representing the history of squash, its massive global appeal, fun facts and interesting trivia. The Squash [...]

October 13, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

French Sports Minister supports squash

French Sports Minister supports squash

By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   France’s Minister of Sport Laura Flessel, hosted by French Squash Federation president Jean Denis Barbet, has visited the French Squash National Training Centre in Creteil to watch women’s world No.2 (and WSF Olympic Commission member) Camille Serme competing in a French Regional League match on the [...]

October 7, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Canary Wharf tickets on sale today

Canary Wharf tickets on sale today

Annual rush as fans clamour for tickets to London’s top tournament By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The Canary Wharf Squash Classic is one of the most popular squash tournaments in the world, and also has a reputation for innovation in the sport. For the 2018 edition, matches in the early rounds will be played [...]

October 6, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Stars support World Squash Day

Stars support World Squash Day

Double the fun says Cam Pilley The world’s leading squash players are encouraging every club on the planet to open their doors to support World Squash Day.  This annual event to promote the game takes place on Saturday October 14th and former world champions Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro, and world doubles champion Cam Pilley, [...]

October 5, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

England Squash awarded £7.9m funding by Sport England

England Squash awarded £7.9m funding by Sport England

‘Our aim is to sustain all aspects of the game’ says Keir Worth By DONNA HELMER and ALAN THATCHER   England Squash has been awarded a total of £7.9 million over the next funding cycle from Sport England as part of a series of major new investments aimed at keeping the nation active. The national [...]

October 2, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 1

Best of three scoring to be trialled at Canary Wharf

Best of three scoring to be trialled at Canary Wharf

First round and quarter-finals will trial shorter match format at the East Wintergarden By ALAN THATCHER and NATHAN CLARKE   The Professional Squash Association have today confirmed that the 2018 Canary Wharf Classic will be the first ranking PSA World Tour event to be played using a best-of-three games scoring format. The PSA M70 event, which takes [...]

October 2, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

England stars back World Squash Day

England stars back World Squash Day

Laura and Nick urge clubs to get involved to grow the game By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor England’s leading squash players are encouraging every club in the country to open their doors to support World Squash Day. This annual event to promote the game takes place on Saturday October 14th and former world champions [...]

September 25, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 3

Pro squash events return to Pakistan

Pro squash events return to Pakistan

Men’s and women’s events in Islamabad in December By ALAN THATCHER   Pakistan will host professional squash tournaments for the first time since January between December 19-23 when the Pakistan Open Mens’ Squash Championship and the Chief of the Air Staff International Women Squash Championship take place in Islamabad following last month’s decision by the [...]

September 19, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

PSA Foundation Partners With Off The Wall Squash

PSA Foundation Partners With Off The Wall Squash

PSA Foundation Partners With Off The Wall Squash By SEAN REUTHE – PSA World Tour   The Professional Squash Association Foundation (PSA Foundation) have agreed a new partnership with UK-based coaching academy Off The Wall Squash that will see the two organisations work in unison towards promoting and growing junior squash around the world through [...]

September 13, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

PSA and WSF team up on global strategy to grow the game

PSA and WSF team up on global strategy to grow the game

‘Partnership was a key objective’ says WSF chief Jacques Fontaine By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) and World Squash Federation (WSF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two bodies work in unison towards achieving a joint vision for the future of squash on [...]

September 11, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

PSA lifts tournament ban on Pakistan

PSA lifts tournament ban on Pakistan

Jahangir welcomes new events in Islamabad By SEAN REUTHE   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have confirmed that they are sanctioning two PSA World Tour events in Pakistan in December following their decision to lift a ban imposed in February 2017 which prevented the country from hosting international Tour events due to security concerns. Both a [...]

August 31, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

PSA Foundation links up with Rackets Cubed and England Squash

PSA Foundation links up with Rackets Cubed and England Squash

New move to grow squash By ELLIE MAWSON    The Professional Squash Association Foundation (PSAF) have announced a partnership with England Squash and Rackets Cubed that will see the three organisations work together to enhance grass-roots participation in squash throughout the United Kingdom. A UK registered charity, Rackets Cubed provides after-school enrichment programmes for disadvantaged [...]

June 30, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0